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Published Februray 25th, 2015
Vincent Price Day at the Rheem Theatre March 7
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Mark your calendar for an all-day event celebrating the career of actor Vincent Price to be held Saturday, March 7 at the Rheem Theatre in Moraga. The program includes some of Price's most popular films, a lecture by his daughter, Victoria Price, wine tasting and his induction into the Classic Film Hall of Fame.
1 p.m. - "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) - A modern day fairy tale that tells the story of Edward (Johnny Depp), a man created by an inventor (Vincent Price) who died before finishing him and left Edward with scissors for hands. One day the local Avon lady checks around the old house and meets Edward. She takes him home and introduces him to the pastel world of the town called Suburbia. Edward gains fame around the town by cutting hedges and giving the neighbors and their dogs unusual haircuts. This is Director Tim Burton's personal favorite film. "Edward Scissorhands" was Vincent Price's last film role.
3 p.m. - "House of Wax" (1953) - A wax sculptor for a museum (Vincent Price) is horrified when his partner sets fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men have a fight. The sculptor is knocked out in the scuffle and left to "perish" among the flames. He resurfaces many years later to launch his own wax museum.
5 p.m. - Vincent Price's daughter, Victoria, will give a lecture on her famous father that includes family home movies, appetizers from the world famous Vincent Price Cook Book, wine tasting from the Vincent Price Wine label, plus the induction ceremony of Mr. Price into the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum.
7:30 p.m. - "House on Haunted Hill" (1959) - Millionaire Fredrick Loren (Vincent Price) and his fourth wife invite five random guests for a haunted house party at the notorious House on Haunted Hill. He offers $10,000 to each surviving guest. However, the house lives up to its murderous and haunted past. Weird things happen - but does Loren or the house cause them? Directed by gimmick master William Castle.
9 p.m. - "Last Man on Earth" (1964) - A deadly plague wipes out all but one man - Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price). He is immune to the plague, as he stands alone against the living dead. "Last Man on Earth" is based on Richard Matheson's novel "I Am Legend." The film has been retold twice: "The Omega Man" in 1971, starring Charlton Heston, and "I Am Legend" in 2007 starring Will Smith.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.lamorindatheatres.com or at the Rheem Theatre box office. An All Day Pass is $50 and includes all events: films, the Victoria Price lecture, wine tasting and the Classic Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Victoria Price lecture, wine tasting, appetizers and induction ceremony: $30; individual movie tickets: $8.


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